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Midlands Porsche Centres celebrate 75 Years of iconic brand with convoy of 75 cars, across 75 miles

13th Jul 2023

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A colourful convoy of 75 iconic sports cars were spotted on the M1 this weekend, driven to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Porsche.

Led by social media personality and automotive enthusiast, Sam Fane of Seen Through Glass, the motorcade set off from the new Destination Porsche showroom at Porsche Centre Nottingham on Sunday morning and travelled over 70 miles to Wolverhampton Racecourse to join over 350 other models from Porsche Centres Wolverhampton and Sutton Coldfield, at a Café-meet and public celebration.

The German sports car manufacturer has been a part of racing and popular culture and a firm favourite with motoring enthusiasts for over seven decades, with Sam himself owning a 911 GT3 model as part of his extensive personal car collection.

Speaking about leading the convoy in a bright green 911 GTS Cabriolet, Sam said: “It was an absolute thrill to lead this stunning collection of cars from Destination Porsche in Nottingham. As a life-long sports car fanatic, to play a pivotal part in Porsche’s big birthday was definitely a childhood dream realised.”

Among the 75-strong convoy, was a 1969 911 rally car – considered to be the world’s most travelled Porsche, having rallied through over 50 countries. There was also a 1987 911 Turbo, completely original from the Porsche factory and a Boxster 550 Spyder Anniversary, one of just 1953 ever built.

Following their cross-Midlands journey, which was aided by the support of West Midlands Police, the cars all then formed part of Porsche Centre Nottingham, Sutton Coldfield and Wolverhampton’s joint Porsche Café ‘Festival of Dreams’ birthday bash - which also raised over £1,100 for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. The party, which was attended by over 800 guests, included art activities, food, live entertainment, and some extra special motors, including a Speedster, GT4RS, GT3RS, 911 Dakar, as well as an eclectic range of Porsche classics.

Jodi Macdonald, Centre Principal at Porsche Centre Wolverhampton said: “Porsche history is full of stories - about innovation, imagination, and extraordinary achievements. Our Porsche Café 75th year event celebrated this colourful history, bringing Porsche fans and enthusiasts from across the country together to embrace what Porsche is, and has always been – Driven by Dreams.”

Michael Mason, Centre Principal at Destination Porsche Centre Nottingham, said: “It was amazing to have a genuine Porsche-fan like Sam, lead our impressive convoy – it was an incredible spectacle and definitely caused a stir on Sunday morning!”

The new Stratstone Porsche Centre Nottingham was officially opened last month by Krishan Bodhani, CEO Porsche Cars GB and is only the second brand-new purpose-built ‘Destination Porsche’ Centre under Porsche’s new Corporate Architecture concept in the UK. Porsche Centres Wolverhampton and Sutton Coldfield will follow suit in coming years, as the Porsche retail landscape evolves from a point of sale into a point of brand experience.

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